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Manga 'Saki' Goes on Hiatus Due to Author's Injury

by dtshyk
Feb 13, 2013 5:19 AM | 26 Comments
According to the official blog, Kobayashi Ritz, the author of manga "Saki", has announced that she (?) had been hospitalized due to an serious injury she got during a business trip. She had a surgery under general anesthesia and recently left the hospital. The release of the 11th volume of the comic book will be delayed for one month and the serialization of the manga on Young GanGan will be suspended until she will fully recover from the injury.

Sources: Kobayashi's web diary, Scan of GanGan

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Mr_Gutts said:
Getting injured and going on hiatus weeks before ending your manga. That totally sucks.
Since when was Saki announced to end...

I think your confusing Saki, and Saki Achiga-hen

Feb 20, 2013 3:29 AM by Quixotis

Progeusz said:
only woman can create such mellow faces full of yuri vibes.
Hmm... I am still not quite convinced. The face may look likely to be created by a female but saying so categorically that ONLY A WOMAN can draw this is stretching it, in my opinion. I believe the variety of human talent is less easy to predict than we often think. If we have guys drawing shoujo manga, BL manga or yuri manga, I believe that a guy can also draw something like Saki. If anything one may also argue that only a guy can create a superpower battle scenes like Saki or know details of mahjong rules so well like in Saki.

Not saying Ritz is definitely a man. More like I am open to both the possibility that Ritz is a woman and that he is a man.

Feb 18, 2013 2:15 AM by symbv

symbv said:
Progeusz said:
symbv said:
Takei_Hisa said:
Ritz...is not a girl..? What .-.
I think what I said is that Rits may not be a girl. I don't think I said that Ritz is not a girl....
I'm sure she is, only fellow lesbian would be able to create such a series.
That is jumping to conclusion and too much bias, don't you think? A full-blown lesbian manga, like Sasamekikoto, can be written by a guy, and Saki is not even a full-blown lesbian manga at that.
Nah, it can't be it, just look at her pure love toward characters, not to mention self-inserting as Arata and lusting over Nodotits. Sasamekikoto has completely different style, only woman can create such mellow faces full of yuri vibes.

Feb 17, 2013 11:51 PM by Progeusz

Progeusz said:
symbv said:
Takei_Hisa said:
Ritz...is not a girl..? What .-.
I think what I said is that Rits may not be a girl. I don't think I said that Ritz is not a girl....
I'm sure she is, only fellow lesbian would be able to create such a series.
That is jumping to conclusion and too much bias, don't you think? A full-blown lesbian manga, like Sasamekikoto, can be written by a guy, and Saki is not even a full-blown lesbian manga at that.

Feb 17, 2013 6:55 PM by symbv

symbv said:
Takei_Hisa said:
Ritz...is not a girl..? What .-.
I think what I said is that Rits may not be a girl. I don't think I said that Ritz is not a girl....
I'm sure she is, only fellow lesbian would be able to create such a series.

Feb 17, 2013 1:32 PM by Progeusz

Takei_Hisa said:
Ritz...is not a girl..? What .-.
I think what I said is that Rits may not be a girl. I don't think I said that Ritz is not a girl....

Feb 16, 2013 10:56 AM by symbv

symbv said:
dtshyk said:
Kobayashi Ritz, the author of manga "Saki", has announced that she (?) had been hospitalized due to an serious injury she got during a business trip.
There has been continuous and ongoing debate among fans in Japan about whether the author of Saki is male or female, and still there is no conclusion, and as far as I can see the opinion is very much divided since both sides have good points to support their view.

As for the business trip, Ritz said that it was for gathering information and material for the manga.

Ritz...is not a girl..? What .-.

Have I been having the incorrect image of her/him all this time?! T.T That's just sad

Feb 16, 2013 10:32 AM by quietsnowfall

I hope for his/her best recovery from this.~

Feb 16, 2013 9:36 AM by ReconZeroCP

Hope the author gets well soon.

Feb 15, 2013 1:54 AM by FireHeart

I hope he/she get well soon. Can't wait to see the next chap of Saki.

Feb 14, 2013 7:52 AM by raxar

dtshyk said:
Kobayashi Ritz, the author of manga "Saki", has announced that she (?) had been hospitalized due to an serious injury she got during a business trip.
There has been continuous and ongoing debate among fans in Japan about whether the author of Saki is male or female, and still there is no conclusion, and as far as I can see the opinion is very much divided since both sides have good points to support their view.

As for the business trip, Ritz said that it was for gathering information and material for the manga.

Feb 14, 2013 6:16 AM by symbv

hope the author get well........
and reali look forward to zenkoku-hen!

Feb 14, 2013 5:47 AM by yskoh

Hopes she gets well soon. Saki needs more material for a season 3.

Feb 13, 2013 4:42 PM by Iconic

awww..Get well son Ritz! :(

Saki going hiatus.. ;_; It was already released pretty slowly too

Feb 13, 2013 3:32 PM by quietsnowfall

Mr_Gutts said:
Getting injured and going on hiatus weeks before ending your manga. That totally sucks.

Achiga-hen is not affected by this.

Feb 13, 2013 12:30 PM by rederoin

Mr_Gutts said:
Getting injured and going on hiatus weeks before ending your manga. That totally sucks.


It's achiga-hen that is ending, which is drawn by Igarashi Aguri. I don't think this has had any impact on that.

Feb 13, 2013 12:11 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Hope she get's better soon ^^

Feb 13, 2013 11:26 AM by aer0gam3r

Getting injured and going on hiatus weeks before ending your manga. That totally sucks.

Feb 13, 2013 11:23 AM by Mr_Gutts

Before you panic, thinking "Oh no, Zenkoku-hen is going to get pushed back even more!", please note that Ritz has spoiled and will spoil things that haven't even happened in the manga yet via the anime, so whenever it was slated to air, it'll air regardless of this. :P

Anyways... I hope she has a swift recovery with no complications. :)

Feb 13, 2013 10:13 AM by aly_angelflight

Get well soon!

Feb 13, 2013 8:26 AM by Cordelia

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